Preventive health behavior of physicians

K. Glanz, S. B. Fiel, L. R. Walker, M. R. Levy

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Abstract

In comparising physicians' preventive health practices with those of the general public, no marked consistent differences are apparent. This suggests that physicians, while not excelling as role models, do not engage in substantially less prevention activity than the general public. Generalizations from this study should be viewed in light of the limitations of the setting for the survey and the response rate (46.5 percent) among physicians surveyed. A bias toward greater interest in prevention and/or more positive health behaviors among respondents might be expected, and the data should thus be interpreted with caution. Preventive medical care can be advanced by positive personal preventive health attitudes and behaviors of medical professionals. Physicians play a central role in the realization of efforts aimed at encouraging adoption of healthier personal habits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-639
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Education
Volume57
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982

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Glanz, K., Fiel, S. B., Walker, L. R., & Levy, M. R. (1982). Preventive health behavior of physicians. Journal of Medical Education, 57(8), 637-639.
Glanz, K. ; Fiel, S. B. ; Walker, L. R. ; Levy, M. R. / Preventive health behavior of physicians. In: Journal of Medical Education. 1982 ; Vol. 57, No. 8. pp. 637-639.
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In: Journal of Medical Education, Vol. 57, No. 8, 01.12.1982, p. 637-639.

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Glanz K, Fiel SB, Walker LR, Levy MR. Preventive health behavior of physicians. Journal of Medical Education. 1982 Dec 1;57(8):637-639.